And their evaluation was?

Obviously, armed and masked men stopping vehicles at a “paramilitary checkpoint” in the Meigh area near Newry on Friday evening, and handing out leaflets “asking” people not to co-operate with the police, is a matter of concern in itself. But the BBC report notes another concerning detail

Police said a patrol witnessed the men stopping vehicles in the Meigh area near Newry on Friday evening. A PSNI spokesperson said the patrol pulled back to allow the situation to be fully evaluated.